Originally Posted by James81
I'm not so much interested in deconstructing your belief (you know as well as I do that YOU are the only one that can prove that wrong to yourself and that everybody else's attempts at making it wrong will fall flat unless you give someone permission to make you wrong about it).
Yeah, that's an interesting observation. Never thought of that, but good to know.
I'm more interested in why you are trying to rid yourself of all (or most) beliefs in the first place.
I don't suppose I'm trying to rid myself of beliefs, per se
, but rather belief systems. Otherwise, as is most often the case around here, we'd probably need to agree on the definition of the term, "belief".
My definition of "belief" closely resembles a religious definition, which is probably why you're asking the question.
Otherwise, I guess the short answer is that I don't want to believe anything. I'd rather know
everything. I can know that I am. I can know What Is. And that's really all I can know.
That said, what's the benefit of believing anything?